The Last Countdown

Originally published on Friday, 12 October 2012, 14:17 in German at www.letztercountdown.org

We lifted our heads and looked at Orion. From there, we heard the voice of God telling the story of His end-time people. When we subsequently studied the Jewish holidays and recognized the importance of the “High Sabbaths” (which is when a ceremonial Sabbath falls on a Seventh-day Sabbath), we were given even deeper insights from the milestones along the path of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. God points out and illuminates the career of this unique church in two major books mentioned in the Bible: The Book of Seven Seals in Orion and the Book of Seven Thunders, which we now call the Vessel of Time, written continuously by the sun and the moon.

The SDA Church sees itself as the prophetic fulfillment of the woman of Revelation 12:1

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (Revelation 12:1)

A closer look at the symbolism in this picture gives amazing results.

The Woman of Revelation 12:1

  1. We will discover a progressively-revealed plan in the image of the woman in Revelation 12:1, which extends to the present day and beyond. Each symbol represents a new era in God’s plan of salvation.

  2. Whenever the time came that a transition should take place to a new era of the plan of salvation, there was one preparatory and collecting “prophet.” This divine concept shows God’s infinite grace, because He always gives several warnings before he acts. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)

  3. God sets before His people an open door with new light and new present truth at each transition to the next stage of the plan of salvation. After a certain point, however, he begins to close the “door of grace” for the unfaithful who do not follow the new light. The unfaithful for the most part, don’t notice the closing of the door and believe they are still on the right track.

  4. At each transition to the next stage of the plan of salvation, there is a “Remnant”. Every time, there was a sifting of the unfaithful and a purification and testing of the faithful. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:17)

The Moon under the Feet of the Woman

The Jewish nation is represented by the moon under the feet of the woman. It symbolizes the shadow services by which the former people of God were distinguished. As the moon only reflects the light of the sun, the ceremonial shadow ministry was only a prophecy of the coming Messiah. Through their ceremonies, their godly life and the rich blessings that would result, the Israelites were to impress the surrounding peoples and so prepare their hearts for the message of the coming Savior. But the vast majority of Israelites failed their task and their unfaithfulness to God grew.

As the time had come that the Messiah was to appear, God announced it clearly to the Jews once again by the second Elijah, John the Baptist, who was to pave the way for the glorious ministry of the Son of God Himself. Jesus Himself took on the role of the collecting “prophet” and preached three and a half years among His people that the kingdom of heaven is at hand and that soon his intercessory service would begin in the heavenly sanctuary. Thus He was a blessing but also a stumbling block for many. Few realized that an opened door was set before them from the courtyard into the Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary. When John the Baptist began to preach, he announced the opening of the door for the faithful, and for everyone who saw and listened to Jesus, it was opened wide and they entered through it.

Then the Jewish nation called to God that Jesus’ blood may come upon them and their children, and God gave them their desire. They sealed their fate by killing the Son of God, who preached to them about the heavenly Sanctuary in their earthly temple, and they chose Barabbas instead of Him. The opened door that was set before them as the “door of grace” for the Jewish nation began to close, yet the Lord of Heaven gave them another three-and-a-half years after May 25, A.D. 31 before He withdrew the candlestick from His people, making them a former people of God.

Why did God wait yet another three-and-a-half years? What could be worse than to crucify the Son of God? Stephen saw the heavens opened, and the Lord standing at the right hand of God, but instead of hearing praises to the God of Heaven through whom his glorious vision was manifest, he felt stones raining down on him out of the hands of his brethren bringing him to a cruel death. Even three-and-a-half years after the death of the Son of God, the Jews had learned nothing. They continued to kill the prophets of the Lord who wanted to tell them something about the Heavenly Sanctuary and the intercession that Christ was performing there, and so the candlestick finally went to those who were to preach to the Gentiles: the first Christian church.

Previously, Jesus had collected the 12 heads—the apostles—who were the remnant out of all Israel, and they honored the Lord and knew where He was now actually physically present; namely, in the Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary. But none of their preaching had been heard. The plan of salvation was preached for three-and-a-half more years to the Jews after Jesus’ death on the cross, and although they saw all the evidences before them and could even hear the witnesses of the resurrection itself, their leaders turned away from the Holy Spirit who wanted to talk to them and so committed the Unpardonable Sin. The door to the Holy Place had been closed for them as a nation.

The Woman Clothed with the Sun

The woman of Revelation 12 herself, standing on the moon, symbolizes the Christian church, whose beginning with the apostles and generally, was in the years A.D. 31 and 34, respectively. She is clothed with the Sun of Righ­teous­ness, which is the Lord Himself, who had been designated as its Cornerstone. The sun produces its own light, just as Jesus is the source of the light of truth and life. The shadow service was not needed anymore to symbolize the already crucified and risen Savior in all His glory. However, the Christian church would not remain with the original pure doctrine, but apostatized. An entire seal-and-church cycle describes the terrible mixing of the teachings of the church with those of the ones they should have evangelized. The pagan customs and beliefs penetrated deeper into the church and the papacy became an instrument of Satan to destroy everything that Jesus had given to the church through the apostles. But despite the prevalence of apostasy, the true church of God existed, albeit in severely depleted form, preserved in her purity until another large sifting was to take place.

From the Reformation, many Protestant communities had emerged which had not yet reached the entire separation from pagan and papal influence because they did not understand that keeping Sunday instead of the biblical Sabbath constitutes acceptance of the mark of the Roman Pontiff. So the Reformation, which is established generally from 1517 to 1648, failed on the Sabbath question in the Council of Trent. But God would bring this question forward soon in another way and throw great light on the sacred day of rest that God in His authority established.

Around 1820, God raised up the first preparatory “prophet” for a Bible study. The North American farmer William Miller was the originator of the movement of the First Angel of Revelation 14 and would announce the time of God’s judgment. Samuel Snow also announced a great and sublime message: “Babylon is fallen!” and had a strong following as the head of the Second Angel’s Message, which showed the sins and transgressions of the apostate Protestant churches that still kept Roman commandments instead of divine. Both angels’ movements announced the imminent new phase in God’s plan of salvation. When, in the summer of 1844, they were gathered together and even preaching the exact day of the beginning of the Judgment (they thought, however, that it was the day of the coming of Jesus), the big “Midnight Cry” warning for the Christian churches sounded to turn them away from the sins of Babylon and to get them ready for the Judgment.

Those who heeded the warning and prepared spiritually, including their character, would also withstand the test that God had planned for the transition to the next phase. For God himself was the author of the Great Dis­appoint­ment of 1844, because he had kept his finger on the realization that it was not the day of Jesus’ return, which was announced by the Midnight Cry, as everyone believed. When Jesus did not come at the expected time, the only ones who were able to keep their faith were those who had unshakable trust in the reliability of God’s Word and no wind could move them. They sought God more confidently than ever before, but had erred in their interpretation of God’s word. How many would stand?

The Great Dis­appoint­ment had involved all the major churches of the earth after the inter-church Midnight Cry of the combined First and Second Angel of Revelation 14. Afterward, there again remained only 12 people in order to keep going, while the others had rejected and discarded the light. It would be these 12 pioneers of the later Adventist Church, who on October 23, 1844 recognized the Sanctuary Truth and followed Jesus where He had gone. Hiram Edson, who was recently chosen by God as the collecting “prophet,” with his spiritual eyes like Stephen, saw heaven opened and Jesus ministering before the Father in the Holy of Holies on our behalf. Only the 12 Adventist pioneers also saw this open door of Revelation 4:1 in the Heavenly Sanctuary and with God, passed across the threshold to the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Courtroom for the intercessory ministry of Jesus in the Investigative Judgment, where He would henceforth perform the cleansing of the sanctuary of the heavenly Day of Atonement. Great truths were revealed to them and they spiritually followed God there, where the Ark of the Covenant with the Ten Commandments was, and the Spirit of God shortly thereafter opened the understanding of the lost Fourth Commandment as the last act of cleansing to return the gospel to its purity.

Each time, when there was a transition from one era of the woman in Revelation 12 to another, it was a time of closing the door of mercy for those who rejected the open door. When the Jews lost their candlesticks, this process began on a (now) exactly ascertainable date: May 25, A.D. 31 when they caused Jesus to be nailed to the cross. But their grace period was not over yet. The Lord gave them another three and a half years until finally, when they still refused and they stoned Stephen, the door was closed. During this time the Gospel was preached in Jerusalem with all its might to Jews and Gentiles, but it was not officially directed to the Gentiles and still no evangelistic trips were taken. Saul was called by Jesus shortly after the stoning of Stephen, and thus the new era of Christianity to the Gentiles had finally begun, although certainly in the three and a half years prior, some pagans were converted to Jesus.

The case was very similar during the transition from the Christian church at the time of the judgment of the people—the SDA Church. As October 22, 1844 passed—the day of the Great Dis­appoint­ment—many had crucified their faith in Bible prophecy and a soon-returning Jesus. It was again over two years until Ellen G. White and her husband accepted the Sabbath truth and so a truly pure gospel began to be preached again. In the Bible, this transition period is clearly shown by the difference in time of the coming of the “Ancient of Days” and the coming of the “Son of Man”.

The Crown of the Woman

I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit: his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9-10 ASV)

On October 22, 1844 God the Father already sat, the thrones of the elders were prepared and the Judgment began. The elders (for the Judgment of the Dead) also sat and books were opened. But Jesus Himself was not yet part of this event. His appearance will come in a later verse.

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14)

In order to better understand exactly when Jesus made His appearance and what happened in consequence, we must, as always, study Daniel and Revelation together. The same scene is in fact also found in Revelation 4 and 5. In Revelation 4, we get the description of the courtroom and the Father on His throne. The open door in verse 1 is the door to the Most Holy of October 22, 1844. But Jesus enters the scene only as shown in Chapter 5 with the big question of who is worthy to open the book with seven seals. When Jesus receives the book from the hand of His Father, the 24 elders pray to Him and make known the reason why all the dominion, glory and kingdom was given to the Lamb:

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)

The giving of the dominion, glory and kingdom began shortly after the start of the Judgment and took some amount of time, and only then was the first seal broken by Jesus himself:

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (Revelation 6:1-2)

Many Adventists have attacked the Orion study, saying that there is no overlap of two years between the Judgment beginning in Revelation 4 and the opening of the first seal in Revelation 6, and therefore the clock showing the first seal in 1846 must be wrong. The opposite is the case. Even the biblical text in Daniel and Revelation insists that such a difference in time and a transition phase exists. During this period, the truth of the Judgment beginning in the Heavenly Sanctuary was preached alone, independent of the Sabbath truth. The Rider of the White Horse did not go forth in the first seal until Ellen G. White and her husband accepted the Sabbath in the autumn of 1846 based on the book of Joseph Bates, which was printed in August 1846. That was when the pure Gospel really began to ride again. Anyone who denies this is going against biblical and historical truth.

And not only that, he is also opposing a divine vision of Ellen White herself, which she received in 1847, which has for a long time given Adventists something to think about. It is the vision of the “end of the 2300 days”, in which the time difference between the entering of the Father and the entering of the Son into the Heavenly Sanctuary is described directly from the mouth of God:

I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. [This marks a special time period in 1844, about which we will write later.] Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, “Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. [The entry of Jesus to the Most Holy Place at October 22, 1844.] There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, “My Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace [the Sabbath truth, which came in 1846]. {EW 55.1}

We have reported on this extensively in the article The 1335 Days. And just as the Jews were left in the dark when the gospel went to the Gentiles, so the rest of Christendom which turned away from the faith in the First and Second Angel’s Messages were left in spiritual ignorance. The vision goes on to describe their terrible state, having left their old faith and rejected the new light. In the wake of the Great Dis­appoint­ment, they had rejected both the sanctuary doctrine and the light of the Sabbath in the Third Angel’s Message:

I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, “Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children. {EW 56.1}

Those who resisted the influence of the Holy Spirit and the new light in spite of all the evidence—which still requires faith—finally ended up under the influence of Satan’s Fables. It is a false spirit, a false awakening and fake light poured upon them by the enemy of souls, and they will eventually be ruined.

The door of mercy for the Christian church had started to close on October 22, 1844. Only those who remained steadfast despite the disappointment, could pass the next test—the acceptance or rejection of the truth of the seventh-day Sabbath. In the autumn of 1846 out of the whole church, only the 12 Adventist pioneers chose the Sanctuary truth and the Sabbath truth, and were thus ready to start a new cycle of Seals and Churches as God’s purified church. God gave the other churches two years to repent and then the door into the Most Holy Place closed for them. Then Satan was allowed to exert a particularly unholy influence on them, through which they could never more as an organized community recognize the Present Truth.

In these two years of the transition period, the coronation ceremony of Jesus took place in the Most Holy Place and therefore the woman carries the crown on her head as a symbol of crowned Jesus while she was clothed with Jesus as the Sun of Righ­teous­ness during the time of the Christian era. Whether it’s the moon, which pointed to Jesus in the ceremonial services, the sun, which was the interceding Jesus, or the crown that symbolizes the royal High Priest Jesus after the order of Melchizedek, it is always Jesus surrounding the true church of God and at the same time shows their growth in the present truth. Those who will have decoded all the symbols will have reached the end, and Jesus will accompany them on their journey to the Orion Nebula.

Many Adventists unfortunately overlooked the changing symbols in Revelation 12:1 in the transition from the Christian church to the Adventist Church and believe that the progression ends with the woman, respectively that the woman goes through to the end. Yet the symbolism goes further. The Statue of Daniel starting from the head of gold and going down to the end of the kingdoms when the great stone smashes it and fills all the earth, tells the ending to the story of Satan’s declining empire. Similarly, the image of the woman in Revelation 12 describes the buildup of the structure of the infinite Kingdom of God from its foundation, in the opposite direction—from bottom to top. Yet the woman herself is not the last symbol in this order. The SDA Church, which should emerge from the Christian church, is represented by the crown of the woman of Revelation 12.

But this church would also fall away from the pure gospel. In autumn 1846, a new seal-and-church cycle had started, which was written as the sins of the SDA Church by the finger of God Himself in the Book of Seven Seals in Orion. The biggest failures of the church, which had received infinite light by the Spirit of Prophecy—Ellen White—were marked by God for the last generation of the 144,000 to learn from these mistakes. Ellen G. White took on the role of the announcing prophet for the new testing light which should cause the next sifting. Already in her first vision of 1844, she announced the latter rain and the sealing time of the 144,000 and scarcely three years later, she received her vision of Orion, the voice of God and the Holy City, which would also come down from there. She endorsed a dream of William Miller as prompted by God, wherein was predicted the “Second Miller”, and it was reprinted in Early Writings of the Adventist Church as a prophecy.

As the Orion Message appeared in 2010 and the lost jewels of William Miller were “found and cleaned” as William Miller’s dream prophesied, the man who was permitted to read the clock in Orion with the Holy Spirit, now identifies himself as the promised “Second Miller”. He should be the collecting “prophet” for the last generation, and from 2010 began to actively seek people who would recognize these truths and would be willing to teach them.

Ellen G. White had announced the open door as follows: “Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The Holy City will come down through that open space.” and John Scotram saw with his spiritual eyesight into this open space and his Lord Jesus Christ interceding before His Father with His blood. While the Adventists increasingly lost faith in the Sanctuary Doctrine and the view of the Heavenly Sanctuary, those people who raised their heads began to gather together and see the heavens opened and could see behind the veil of the Orion Nebula and realize that there the Father would soon leave the Sanctuary and Jesus Himself would take the Judgment of the Living.

As of spring 2010, an open door had been presented to the SDA Church, but they vehemently rejected the new light as something dangerous. Ellen G. White had also seen this in vision and prophesied:

There is to be in the churches a wonderful manifestation of the power of God, but it will not move upon those who have not humbled themselves before the Lord, and opened the door of the heart by confession and repentance. In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their ideas and expectations, they will oppose the work. “Why,” they say, “should not we know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?”—Because they did not respond to the warnings, the entreaties of the messages of God, but persistently said, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” Talent, long experience, will not make men channels of light, unless they place themselves under the bright beams of the Sun of Righ­teous­ness, and are called, and chosen, and prepared by the endowment of the Holy Spirit. When men who handle sacred things will humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, the Lord will lift them up. He will make them men of discernment—men rich in the grace of his Spirit. Their strong, selfish traits of character, their stubbornness, will be seen in the light shining from the Light of the world. “I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” If you seek the Lord with all your heart, he will be found of you. {RH December 23, 1890, Art. B, par. 18}

God had wanted for so long to give the Latter Rain to the Movement of the Third Angel, who had been supported by the messenger of God, Ellen G. White, but when He finally came, no one was prepared to recognize the Message for what it was. The Orion Message was dismissed by most as time-setting without ever studying it, and the Vessel of Time was also rejected, even though it once again confirms that the SDA Church was God’s end-time church which had the truth.

Just before the Midnight Cry and during the Midnight Cry itself, the Christian churches had been warned three times before the door of grace began to close for them (1843, spring 1844, October 22, 1844) and so God would again repeat this characteristic detail when closing the door of grace for the Adventist Church. Due to the timelines identified in Daniel 12, John Scotram and his friends admonished the SDA Church to repent for the sins identified by God and deviations from the straight path before the great events of February 27, 2012, of April 5, 2012, and of May 5, 2012. The warnings were laughed to scorn and a head-hunt began for the “Orion heretics” within the SDA Church. Meanwhile great things had happened in the Heavenly Sanctuary, but they could only be seen by those people to whom God had opened heaven. On February 26/27 the Father left the sanctuary and went the 40 days to the threshold of the court on April 5/6, to face the Judgment against Him, which would finally decide the Great Controversy with the accuser Satan. Here Jesus was appointed to be the Supreme Judge of the universe and the Judgment of the Living began on May 5/6, 2012. We’ve written about all this in the article series The Final Warning.

These heavenly events were not accompanied by any of the Adventist Church’s long-anticipated key events such as the Sunday Law in the United States or the Fireballs, and due to this apparent disappointment, as it was on October 22, 1844, many left their belief in the new Present Truth because they had no spiritual eyesight to pierce the veil of the Heavenly Sanctuary. The door of mercy for the Adventist Church began to close, however, and as the Protestant churches before her and the Jewish people of Jesus’ time, they had no idea that their candlestick would finally be withdrawn if they did not confess and repent.

Some had been shaken out and left by the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their places were immediately filled by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks.—Early Writings, 271 (1858). {LDE 182.1}

And again God convened a transitional time during which it would still be possible to repent. As of May 5/6, 2012, the Judgment of the Living had begun. Imperceptible to the vast majority of the SDA Church, the final countdown for this denomination—richly endowed by God—began. The Holy Spirit, however, had begun to retreat and the worst of problems became visible from this point on in the church. For example, the question of women’s ordination caused a fragmentation of the church and yet no one was able to see that the end of the organized SDA Church became clear in 2012 exactly as the Vessel of Time indicated.

But when exactly would the door of mercy for the Adventist Church start to close forever? And what event would usher in the closing of her door of grace? Even John Scotram and his friends faced these questions. To determine the time, we must dig deeper....

The Stars in the Crown of the Woman

The crown of the woman symbolizes not only the crown of Jesus, but also that crown obtained by all who would accept and live the new present truths that would be revealed during the trial period from 1844 on. One crown is given to the faithful of the church in Smyrna, who will ultimately die during the repetition of the Fifth Seal as a martyr, to make up their full number.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9-11)

The second crown in Revelation given to the church of Phila­del­phia, represents the 144,000 who had understood the Voice of God with a time message and will not see death. They will be saved from the hour of temptation, which is the time of Plagues, because they are the patient saints who will not have denied the name of Jesus during the Great Test of the Sunday Laws.

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:10-11)

These are the faithful witnesses of God, those created beings who will prove the righteousness of God in the last part of the Great Judgment. Theirs is the crown. Part of them will die, and we look back with them to the Judgment of the Dead. Another part will not taste death, and we look forward with them to the Judgment of the Living and thus to eternal life.

In the great circle of 24 thrones around the throne of God in the courtroom (Revelation 4:4), 12 thrones were symbolically reserved for the pioneers of the Adventist Church, and they were occupied for 168 years during the time of the Judgment of the Dead. But who sits on the second semi-circle?

The symbol of the crown of the woman in Revelation 12 is also not the end. One more detail is still mentioned for us:

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (Revelation 12:1)

The community of the Movement of the Fourth Angel under the direction of John Scotram, recommended on May 5/6, 2012, a second Lord’s Supper, when 12 men and women symbolically sat down in the second half-circle around the judgment seat of God. After more than two years of searching within the 17 million members of the organized Global SDA Church, John Scotram only managed to find 12 people who had humbly handed over themselves to the Lord that they had received the light the Fourth Angel and the Holy Spirit in the Latter Rain. Again there were only 12 who would take the next step in God’s plan of salvation, as it was before with the apostles and the Advent pioneers. As Ellen White prophesied, they did not form a new organization nor even divide from the Adventist Church, but the Adventist Church refused to give the glory to the Lord and at least hold a Lord’s supper with brethren who had recognized the new Present Truth.

In this symbol of the 12 stars in the crown of the woman, God even gives the exact number of persons who should be the heads of the 144,000, because it is also a literal number, because they are the 12 tribes of the new Spiritual Israel each to collect 12,000 members with them. They are the chiefs and each represents a character trait that is typical of one of the tribes of Israel, which they have to overcome with the help of Jesus. These 12 people were exposed to most difficult tests before God made them “elders” in the Judgment of the Living. They are the ones who guide the wise from Daniel 12:3, shining like the stars of the Orion Message.

Thus, the Judgment of the Living began unnoticed by the great majority and was an additional test for the few who should soon have the job to sound the Loud Cry. Aware that the Judgment of the Living had already started, now the question of the exact end of the Judgment of the Dead stood before them. In the series of articles on the Final Warning we have already shared with the readers many insights from our own experience, but for us, too much was still unclear and only with time the Holy Spirit led us to clarifying scriptures. Today we have a very clear understanding of this time, which also marks the beginning of the final closing of the door of mercy for the Adventist Church.

When Does the Judgment of the Dead End?

It escaped our mind for some time that there had to be, as in the previous phases, a transition period to change to a new phase in the plan of salvation, which is also true for the transition from the Judgment of the Dead to the Judgment of the Living! The preceding types clearly say so. Therefore, it was incorrect for us to assume that events such as the Great Cataclysm and the Sunday Law would happen at the beginning of the Judgment of the Living. But this was a fallacy and we will correct it now and explain it in all its fullness.

Even in the analysis of the Oath of Jesus to the two men on respective sides of the river in Daniel 12 it should have been obvious to us that Jesus held both hands in a raised position simultaneously. We had perfectly understood that it had to be in order for the two men to be representatives of the Judgment of the Dead and the Living, and we also understand that Jesus had hidden the time of Judgment of the Dead within the image itself (7 * 2 * 12 = 168 years), and that the duration of the Judgment of the Living was expressed in spoken form in the oath (for a time, times and half a time) = 3 1/2 years, but if the two times will run with no overlap then Jesus would have to have first raised a hand to only one man and later a hand to the other man for whom the spoken text of the oath should be valid. Holding both hands in a lifted position simultaneously, as the biblical text says, already indicated a transitional period.

Furthermore, we had many errors in the precision of the Orion Clock, which may be forgiven us since we are also just students. When exactly did the Orion Clock start ticking or when exactly did the Judgment of the Dead begin? The simple answer is: On October 22, 1844 at the beginning of the Day of Atonement.

Now two further questions follow, which we had not yet elaborated on because we were constantly exposed to the hostility of the fanatical anti-time-setters in the Adventist ranks who wanted to stop us again and again from announcing a very precise point in time:

  1. When exactly does a year begin in the Orion Clock?

  2. When exactly do the 168 years of the Orion Clock end?

There is one more interesting question: “Why did God set in the Bible two beginnings to the year?” If we can find the answers to those two questions in this article, then we will know the answer to this third question.

Early in the Orion Presentation since its beginning in 2010, we calculated that the distance between two elders, the points that mark the hours of the clock, must be exactly 7 years. In other words: the 168 years on Earth for the Judgment Day in Heaven were broken into 24 heavenly hours which correspond on the earth to 24 intervals of 7 years each. We should have immediately recognized that this corresponds to a particular rhythm that God explained to Moses more than 3500 years ago:

And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. And the Sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat. (Leviticus 25:1-7)

But where is it written that the counting of these sabbatical years should begin? God answers this in the same context in the next three verses, while also introducing the counting of the Jubilee years:

And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. (Leviticus 25:8-10)

The counting of the years within the sabbatical cycle is to commence after the largest annually recurring Jewish festival, the Day of Atonement!

In the articles of the Shadow Series, we had on the other hand the month Abib as the beginning of the Jewish year. The Bible does in fact give these two different beginnings of the year. Many now believe that these are “religious” and “civil” year beginnings, respectively, but that does not stand. Since both year beginnings can be traced back to God’s commands, both are “religious” in nature! The observing of Rosh Hashanah—the first day of Tishri on the Feast of Trumpets—was introduced much later by the rabbis, and is stipulated as the beginning of the New Year, but it is not biblical. If you want, you can call that the “Political New Year” and it is also recognized by the Jews today.

But biblically, there are two year beginnings... for the festival year, which begins at the Passover on the 14th day of the first month Abib in the spring, and the sabbatical year which always begins on the 10th day of Tishri on the Day of Atonement. God has already shown with these two year beginnings that there are two major prophecies that relate to each of the two year beginnings, and it is based on these counts.

It is logical to assign the Orion Clock hours to the sabbaticals for two reasons:

  1. The distance between the elders is exactly 7 years, which is the sabbatical year cycle.

  2. The Orion Clock begins with the Day of Atonement on October 22, 1844.

Every single line of the Vessel of Time with the list of the High Sabbaths, on the other hand, consists of “Spring/Autumn”-combinations of the corresponding fulfillments of the festive season. Thus in the Vessel of Time, the year begins with the spring festivals and the month Abib. Thus God in His wisdom established two year beginnings 3500 years ago, the prophetic meaning of which would not be decrypted until the end of time by the Orion study and the study of the Vessel of Time.

Through the Orion Clock we learned pure year dates, not knowing exactly when the year would begin. But there were always two possibilities, either with the Passover in the spring or with the Day of Atonement in the autumn. But this fact escaped us and we just assumed the year began with the spring festivals. Now we know better and understand that the Orion Clock follows the sabbatical cycle and this has major implications for the precision of the fulfillment of certain prophecies and time periods.

So when we read a date in the Orion Clock, we need to understand that this year begins in the fall and with the Yom Kippur day of the relevant year and does not end until the following year, on Yom Kippur. In the Vessel of Time, however, we read the years as beginning in the spring with the first possible fulfillment of Passover and continuing until the following Passover. Interestingly (and this is perhaps the subject of another article) the Ministry of Jesus in the “Harmony of the Gospels” in our Bible Commentary runs from Passover to Passover, with a few events listed during his first six months of ministry that began in the autumn.

Can it be that the three-and-a-half year ministry of the 144,000 reflects the Ministry of Christ as an anti-type, from Atonement to Atonement with only a half a year delay?

From the beginning of the Judgment of the Living on May 5/6, 2012, all 24 elders were sitting simultaneously in two semi-circles around the throne of God for a transition period established by God. This is because the Judgment of the Dead had not been completed and the symbolic Adventist pioneers still occupied their places at the same time the Judgment had begun on the Living and the 12 elders who are portrayed as the 12 stars of the crown of the woman had also taken their seats.

What Will Happen on the Day of Atonement in 2012?

While our SDA brethren laughed at our little disappointments in the spring of 2012, we, like the Adventist pioneers, kept on looking for the truth and were rewarded. We recognized that according to the Orion Clock, “2012” would not begin until the autumn of 2012 and will last all the way till the autumn of 2013. We also understand that our ministry should be a reflection of Jesus’ three and a half years of ministry on earth, and we studied the events in Jesus’ first six months to find that there was almost perfect agreement with our ministry. Very few things happened in the first half-year of Jesus’ earthly ministry, but the things that did happen are a relevant type for us. If anyone wants to study for themselves, they can take a look at the “Harmony of the Gospels” in the Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 5, pages 196 - 201. Those who will be among the 144,000 will soon learn from us what has happened in the last six months with us.

The big event that really rang in the ministry of Jesus on earth was his first Cleansing of the Temple at Passover in A.D. 28. At that time, Jesus threw out all the merchants from the temple, which had disgraced the house of His Father. And so we gather that there will also be a cleansing of the temple of the SDA Church, wherein those who only see the church as business will be excluded. All this will begin shifted a half-year, since our year count begins in the fall with the Day of Atonement and not with the Passover in the spring. Interestingly, the majority of the “elders” are now in Paraguay, where the seasons are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere. The Day of Atonement is a “Spring Feast” for us, as the Passover was in Jesus’ day in Jerusalem.

When we look at Jesus’ type of the cleansing of the temple, then there must happen some event that makes Him so angry that He finally begins to close the door of grace for the SDA Church, and to judge all of the Church Temple which owe equally as large a debt as the stoning of Stephen or the refusal of the Sabbath truth. It must be a terrible thing, with which the SDA Church sealed her fate. It must even correspond to the sin against the Holy Spirit.

Can it be the Sunday Law? No, because we have not yet completely analyzed the symbol of the “12 stars in the crown of the woman”. Who in this time after the Day of Atonement in 2012 is the announcing prophet and who the collecting? To understand this, we must first remember that there is still another open door, and yet a door of grace that will close: the open door is of the Ark to leave this planet in the direction of Orion, and the door of grace for the whole of humanity closes according to our studies right after the Judgment of the Living. God will again proclaim the closing of this last door of grace with announcing- and collecting-prophets.

Ellen White prophesied that the Message of the Fourth Angel would unite with the Message of the Third Angel, and that this will be the Loud Cry, when God calls out of the churches of Babylon the last of the faithful. Here, there will be two collections among all nations of the earth... the gathering of the 144,000 who will not see death, and the gathering of the martyrs, who have yet to complete the number of their successors. Just as the Midnight Cry was the announcing “prophet,” which warned that the door of grace would close for the Christian community, the Loud Cry is the announcing prophet for the rest of humanity.

In it, two angels messages are united: The Third Angel’s Message, which warns against the acceptance of the mark of the beast (of Sunday) and the Message of the Fourth Angel, which also brings the time factor into play and is the necessary backbone that makes up the character of a follower of Christ. The Fourth Angel’s Message also shows the terrible consequences that a failure of even one of 144,000 would entail for God Himself and the entire universe.

What is the goal of the Loud Cry? The sealing of the 144,000, the martyrs, and the Great Multitude! So who is the “collecting prophet”? Clearly he who performs the sealing, the Holy Spirit Himself, the man with the inkwell of Ezekiel 9 (read carefully!). So whoever fails to obey the Loud Cry will have sinned directly against the Holy Spirit again, as was the case in all stages of the plan of salvation before. It is also interesting that Jesus himself worked as a human being in the first transition of the Jews to Christianity and now through His ubiquitous counterpart, the Holy Spirit.

And now one has to think again carefully! What does the union of the Third and the Fourth Angel to sound the Loud Cry mean? When will the door of grace for humanity start to close? What is the test that accomplishes this last sifting of humanity? All Adventists know: The Sunday Law, which will make Sabbath observance very difficult! The SDA Church as a Movement of the Third Angel has been warned for 168 years of an impending global Sunday Law, which will begin—particularly in the U.S. But no one could receive the mark of the beast yet, because this law needs to be in place so that one can fall thereby. So it’s the first phase of the closing of the door of grace for the world and not the closing of the door of grace for the SDA Church as many assume. All peoples will be tested by the Sunday Law and not just the SDA Church members. Something else must happen which ushers in the closing of the door of grace for the SDA Church just before the coming of the Sunday law—something as final and as terrible as the adoption of Sunday.

The only passage of Ellen G. White which is always used to show that the door of grace closes for the Adventist Church at the Sunday Law is as follows:

The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God’s destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.—Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

It is likely quite true that in the Little Time of Trouble just before the closing of the door of mercy for mankind, the door of grace will be closed for the Adventist Church. But there is no basis for a conclusion that the closing of the door of grace for the Adventist Church would be caused through the Sunday Law. That you just can’t read from this quote no matter how hard you try.

On the contrary, the declaration of a long-awaited Sunday Law constitutes the last act of the drama and ushers in the closing of the door of grace for humanity, the whole of which must be undergoing this test, so that everybody will have decided to take his stand with Emmanuel or the enemy of souls.

To complete the picture of the stars in the crown of the woman, we must ask ourselves the question: what terrible event finally closes the door of mercy for humanity? Also, we can identify what would be most likely according to the testimony of the Spirit of Prophecy, and it corresponds to the stoning of Stephen by the Jews: the final death decree for the complete extermination of the Sabbath-keepers. Good thing we also know that this execution according to the type of Esther will also be postponed by approximately one year, during which the Plagues are falling, when the 144,000, who have the special Seal of God, will go through this time alive.

Now we are still facing the question of what terrible offense is committed by the SDA Church on Yom Kippur 2012 in order to start permanently closing her door of grace to the Orion Nebula, forever barring her view from the Heavenly Sanctuary. To answer this, we should take another look at the question of when exactly is the Day of Atonement in 2012....

When is the Day of Atonement in 2012?

So now we understand that the years marked in the Orion overlap the years marked in the Vessel of Time by half a year, and therefore we can logically recognize that the Judgment of the Dead, which started in Orion on October 22, 1844, will not be completed until the autumn of 2012 on Yom Kippur. This will be the completion of the period of 168 years, which were prophesied by Jesus Himself in the oath of Daniel 12. Through the Vessel of Time we also found out that the Judgment of the Living started on May 5/6, 2012 on the second possible 2012 Passover, to go for a period of 1260 days. This overlap again represents a transitional period from one symbol of the woman of Revelation 12 to the other. The overlap of half a year of the Judgment phases is respectively the transition from the crown to the 12 stars in the crown. These 12 stars in the crown of the woman are not a new SDA organization, but are simply the rest of it, who first experienced the new light by hearing the voice of Jesus and have understood through the help of the Holy Spirit to pass it on to others.

With which Day of Atonement in 2012, should we start the beginning of the cleansing of the SDA temple? We know from the Vessel of Time and the rediscovered calendar of God in the Geth­se­ma­ne study that there are two possible dates for the Day of Atonement. One may say that the barley was found in 2012 at the first possible month and thus September 27/28 should be taken as a day of atonement. But we have learned from the Vessel of Time that the High Sabbaths of God are of utmost importance. And the second possible Atonement this year is actually such a High Sabbath. It will take place on October 26/27, 2012, which is the seventh day of the week! So we have to look for an event that will take place on that day and which is so severe that God will start to close the door of mercy for the SDA Church.

What will happen? What is the Lord—who acts on High Sabbaths—going to do this day forward to judge His church in the Judgment of the Living? We do not know!

But we know that the SDA Church is facing a major shock. We know that her heart is already virtually destroyed by the many heresies and the infiltration by Jesuits in the leadership. We know that the vast majority of Adventists today are as worldly as the rest of the world and they are no longer different from the ecumenical Christian or even “pagan”. But we also know that the Spirit of Prophecy said that it will be cleansed. Nevertheless, this doesn’t say how many will remain after the cleansing!

The message of the Vessel of Time indicates the end of the organized SDA Church in 2012 by a corresponding triplet to the years 1861-1863. In those years, the name of our church was voted and the church organization was created. Something started in these three years that ends in 2010-2012. Ellen White made it clear that the name of the SDA Church was chosen by God and inspired.

We are Seventh-day Adventists. Are we ashamed of our name? We answer, “No, no! We are not. It is the name the Lord has given us. It points out the truth that is to be the test of the churches.”—Letter 110, 1902. {2SM 384.1}

It is about the “Seventh-day” in the name of the church, which will be the test. Some of my friends and I thought for a while that this could indicate that the SDA Church could change its name under the pressure of the Sunday Law, and that the organization would end if they would give it another name that would not be offensive to the churches of the New World Order. A name change from “Seventh-day Adventist Church” to only “Adventist Church” would be a betrayal of God Himself who gave the name. It would also be a betrayal of the Sabbath, the sign of God for His people!

When the Seventh-day Adventist Church would even betray the Sabbath in their name, then surely the beginning of the end for this people would have come. But does the SDA Church really have to change their name when the Sunday Law comes in order to conform to Sunday worship? No, even a very clear “no”! It’s because the papacy itself has for some time spoken in its encyclicals about the seventh-day Sabbath, referring to Sunday! Everywhere people are indoctrinated that Sunday is the seventh day of the week. There are already many countries with calendars that begin the week on Monday. It’s easy to say “We Seventh-day Adventists hold the seventh day of the week as a holy day of rest”, but today that can no longer be seen as a direct rejection of Sunday, because the meaning of this term has been totally distorted. Even the lunar Sabbath keepers, who keep the Sabbath every month on a different day of the week call themselves “Seventh-day Adventists” because within each month they keep the day of rest every seventh day. So why would an apostate leadership make a name change only to wake a sleeping giant, when they could stand just fine with the old name and never be in contradiction to the New World Order?

Nevertheless, according to the Vessel of Time it must be that the name that was given by God in 1861-1863 has something to do with it and the desecration of the Sabbath, and it must be done so covertly that once again the vast majority of the sleeping SDA sheep do not notice that their God is so offended that he even slams the door on His church.

The Betrayal of the Creator and His Sabbath

As we realized all of these things, it only took a Google search to find out what crime the Jesuit leadership of the SDAC plans for October 27, 2012, so that all who support or condone this betrayal of God are led into eternal perdition. And it especially touched my heart when I realized that I had already written about this atrocity here on May 14, 2010 and warned on my website of its terrible approaching. At that time I had already picked up on what many saw as an unimpressive message in the German SDA press agency saying that the “Day of Creation” should now be kept as part of the Ecumenical Movement on the first Friday in September. The German SDA Church had also commented on this, and published in the same article that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is celebrating the Day of Creation at the end of October.

I was scared to death, because it was obvious that each Sabbath was a memorial of creation and the Creator, and not just a single Sabbath once a year! To deprive the Sabbath worship of the memory of the Creator would be a desecration of the Sabbath without equal. To see the weekly day of rest as only a day of rest for man as a family day or as a leisure day from work is a Catholic practice. In this way, John Paul II was already presenting it in his infamous encyclical “Dies Domini” in 1998—that day is not simply for honoring God any longer, but purely for the people.

But we Seventh-day Adventists should know better. Without having to copy hundreds of quotations from Ellen White about it, I just want to again remind you of the original text of the fourth commandment:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11)

It is the only commandment that begins with a call to remember: “Remember the Sabbath day.” Why should we remember it? For in six days the Lord created and He rested on the seventh day!

And why did the Lord bless the Sabbath day and make it holy? Because man needs a break from work every seven days for his biological clock? Because fathers need to play with their kids once every seven days? Because otherwise we get sick? Because we will go crazy? Because otherwise our marriages would be at risk? No, the commandment is only because God rested from His work of creation on this day. We are to spend this day with God and indeed in full remembrance of His wonderful creation, and that, in 52 Sabbaths throughout the year.

But anyone who declares only one Sabbath as a memorial for creation commits treason against the 51 other Sabbaths of the Creator. He transgresses the Sabbath 51 times per year when once would have been enough to be guilty of breaking all the commandments! If an entire church organization—whose name already contains the Sabbath by inspiration of God the Creator, and the importance and extreme holiness of the Sabbath was pointed out by hundreds of visions and testimonies of the Spirit of Prophecy—would dare to profane the Sabbath this way, it would be such a slap in the face of God that even He would answer it.

“Good,” I thought in May 2010, “it is only the North German Union of the SDA Church, which has already totally fallen into ecumenism, which once again shamelessly proclaims the day of creation. Moreover, they did not even talk of a creation Sabbath, but only a creation day.” Still, I made an almost prophetic statement in my article:

They still have a chance that God forgives them, even his own Judas-church. But very soon the door of mercy will close for all, who believe that the Creation Day is the first Friday in September and keep Sunday, the mark of the beast, and then they will once again lament together:

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Revelation 14:9-11)

Then I googled for October 27, 2012 wanting to know if there was anything being announced by the Worldwide SDA Church for that day which might relate to such a serious betrayal of her name, and then I found it...

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE NOW ANNOUNCES TO THE WORLD THE CREATION SABBATH OF OCTOBER 27, 2012: www.creationsabbath.net

Creation Sabbath

There’s no doubt about the authors of this website; here is the official copyright on it:

©2012 Ministerial Association, General Conference | Seventh-day Adventist® Church.

Unbeknownst to the vast majority of Adventists, Satan has managed to cause the SDA Church to betray their God-given name, its mission to proclaim the Third Angel’s Message, their vocation and their God, the God of the Sabbath... and all this even on a HIGH SABBATH, and furthermore, one of ATONEMENT, and moreover the day when the beginning of the closing of her door of grace was prophesied.

The condition of the unbelieving Jews illustrates the condition of the careless and unbelieving among professed Christians, who are willingly ignorant of the work of our merciful High Priest. In the typical service, when the high priest entered the most holy place, all Israel were required to gather about the sanctuary and in the most solemn manner humble their souls before God, that they might receive the pardon of their sins and not be cut off from the congregation. How much more essential in this antitypical Day of Atonement that we understand the work of our High Priest and know what duties are required of us. {GC.430.3}

Men cannot with impunity reject the warning which God in mercy sends them. A message was sent from heaven to the world in Noah’s day, and their salvation depended upon the manner in which they treated that message. Because they rejected the warning, the Spirit of God was withdrawn from the sinful race, and they perished in the waters of the Flood. In the time of Abraham, mercy ceased to plead with the guilty inhabitants of Sodom, and all but Lot with his wife and two daughters were consumed by the fire sent down from heaven. So in the days of Christ. The Son of God declared to the unbelieving Jews of that generation: “Your house is left unto you desolate.” Matthew 23:38. Looking down to the last days, the same Infinite Power declares, concerning those who “received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved”: “For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. As they reject the teachings of His word, God withdraws His Spirit and leaves them to the deceptions which they love. {GC.431.1}

And in their logo they even dare to quote John 1 saying Jesus is the Word of God who created everything, which will all soon be destroyed in the plagues—again through His Word. How sad is all this!

Shall I also say by whom the SDA Church was betrayed and what or who is really behind the “Creation Sabbath”?

Do you know for sure or not? Do you think that it is ecumenism, because I wrote about that in the 2010 article about the Creation Day? Then see this article from September 2, 2007. That same day, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a worldwide day to rescue creation, the “Save Creation Day”. Compare the words of the General Conference’s “Creation Sabbath” home page to the words of Satan’s henchman in that “Save Creation Day” article and you will finally realize that the General Conference just does what the first beast of Revelation 13 dictates.

I’ve searched the entire General Conference website for the Creation Sabbath trying to find an article or a sermon that would show that the Sabbath was transferred by the Roman Church to Sunday and soon that will be a test of our faithfulness to God through Sunday Laws: No, nothing! But I did find many articles and sermons, the great majority of which did not even include the word “Sabbath!” We talk of “Creation Sabbath” but the Sabbath itself is largely denied. Please take the trouble and search for yourself!

Are you still not completely convinced that the General Conference gives only this particular Sabbath the importance that all Sabbaths should have in accordance to the Fourth Commandment in Exodus 20? Read again exactly what is written on the front page of www.creationsabbath.net:

So, why not, in our worship services, focus on God as our Creator and what this means for us in our daily lives?

Sabbath, October 27, 2012, designated as Creation Sabbath, is:

  • “a way of acknowledging God as our Creator and the implications that this biblical teaching has for us . . . .

  • to create a worldwide sense of unity in promoting this belief in a positive light.”

You can read on the WCC (World Council of Churches) webpage on the day of creation what the referenced “worldwide sense of unity” means. It’s about climate change, global warming, and environmental pollution as an issue for all ecumenical churches. It is again the same content that Pope Benedict already pointed out in 2007. It is in truth not for the Creator, but for mankind who is about to destroy his environment. The “Save Creation Day” of the Pope, or his resulting “Creation” statement for ecumenism is a serious matter for the Babylonian churches, but that the Seventh-day Adventist Church dares to desecrate the Sabbath in favor of the pope’s decree definitively slams the door of mercy on it.

Will you react like one of the Adventist “friends” of one of my allies, who responded to the information of my brother about the soon-coming “Creation Sabbath” and the dangers thereof as follows?

Hello J.,

I’ve looked at the project and cannot for my best efforts find a trace of a problem with taking a certain Sabbath to particularly design to honor and praise the Creator.

Quite the contrary:

The fact that in the western world some Adventists doubt in creation, it makes perfect sense to put a counterweight that can provide unity and orientation at least among the unsettled. Here the whole church is involved with it: from children to the elderly. Furthermore, the Bible tells us that this day was made for exactly this (Ex. 20:11). Furthermore, a significant emphasis is placed here against Sunday, if it can be ensured that the event will be more publicized.

So this is a case very worthy of support and one which you should absolutely attend!

I believe you missed the mark on this one.

Best regards,

S.

When you consider that a Jew would have been stoned to death in Bible times when he gathered wood on the Sabbath, then the naive SDA brother will be surprised, who will probably stand on behalf of the vast majority of Adventists who on OCTOBER 27, 2012, THE HIGH SABBATH OF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT WHICH MARKS THE END OF THE 168-YEAR JUDGMENT OF THE DEAD—“from children to the elderly” included—will jump like lemmings off the cliffs of corruption by knowingly or unknowingly dishonoring the Creator, who has blessed and sanctified every Sabbath as a Creation Sabbath.

The words that God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel, to straighten out the former house of God, have found their final application in the SDA Church today:

Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 22:24-31)

Why hasn’t the punishment of God come yet?

[Addendum, September 11, 2013]

God is gracious and just. Ellen G. White once said in a sermon:

The Fruitless Fig Tree

“A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it; and if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.” Luke 13:6-9. {HS 180.2}

The Jewish nation was represented as the fig-tree which God had planted in his vineyard. This people he had taken unto himself as his own. They had been greatly favored with temporal and spiritual blessings, and he looked to them to bring forth the fruits of righteousness. Year after year he had come to them hoping to find fruit, but had found none. He had been long forbearing. Justice had urged, “Cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?” But mercy pleaded for still another trial. The Dresser of the vineyard will put forth yet one more effort to save the fruitless tree. The Son of God will come in person to plead with the chosen people. He will take upon himself humanity, and set before them the example of his own life. If this fails to bring them to repentance, it is their last trial. “After that thou shalt cut it down.” In the terrible destruction which came upon the Jewish nation we read the fate of the unfruitful tree. {HS 180.3}

Under the symbol of the fig-tree, Christ represents, not the Jews only, but all who have neglected to improve the gifts of Heaven. He has bestowed upon us greater blessings than were granted to his ancient people, and he claims of us fruit corresponding to the gifts bestowed. ... {HS 180.4}

God does not change. He always deals with His chosen people in the same manner. The SDA Church is the chosen people of today and should have been aware that on October 27, 2012, three years had passed since the autumn of 2009 when God began to pour out the Latter Rain upon the Advent people in form of the Orion Message, the Vessel of Time and the message of Our High Calling, which would have ripened the fruit. Every single year of the penultimate triplet of the Vessel of Time (2010, 2011, 2012) Jesus came to the vineyard hoping to find the fig tree of His SDA Church bearing fruit, but even on His Birthday as a human being, the day when He clothed Himself with humanity, October 27, 2012, which was even a High Sabbath in the third year, He couldn’t find fruit. Instead, he had to watch as the purpose of this honorable day was disfigured and made absurd. The “Creation Sabbath” had taken the place of God’s holy day. In His desperation, Jesus urged the Holy Spirit to cut down the tree, but the Comforter interceded once again for the wayward people.

One more year should be given to the Church; one more chance, one more trial, one last attempt. The parable of Jesus leaves the end open. History tells us what God did to the Jews, and this is impressively described in the first chapter of the Great Controversy. Ellen White also applies that chapter to our present time. It is therefore a conditional prophecy that will have an outcome corresponding to the reaction of the leadership of the Adventist Church. If there is repentance, there will be grace as it was with Nineveh. If the Church remains in its sins, destruction will follow as with Sodom and Gomorrah.

Here is the official response of the Adventist Church to the digging and dunging of the Holy Spirit during the additional year of grace that ends on October 27, 2013:

"Creation Sabbath" 2013

How will the Lion of the Tribe of Judah decide now?

[Note: In the article The Voice of God you can read what really happened on October 26/27, 2013.]

[Note of February 2015: When the door of mercy for the SDA Church finally closed, is explained in the Last Call article and in the series Babylon Is Fallen. The table below contains this date already. Judgment has been passed over her. Since then, the organized SDA Church is waiting for her punishment.]

Appendix: Summary Table for Article

Symbol of Revelation 12MoonWoman with SunCrown12 Stars of the Crown
Feature The Moon only reflects the light of the sun The Sun produces its own light Crown of Jesus when handing over the Kingdom The stars of the teachers of Daniel 12:3
Meaning Jesus was fore­sha­dowed in the Jewish services Jesus is the Sun of Righ­teous­ness Jesus the King and High Priest after the order of Melchizedek 12 leaders of the 144,000 solved the mystery of the 7 stars of Rev. 1
Time Period c. 1500 B.C. - 34 A.D. 34 A.D. - 1844 1844 - 2012 2012 - 2015
People of God Jewry Christendom Adventism (Judgment of the Dead) The 144,000 (Judgment of the Living)
Target Audience The surrounding nations The heathen The Protestant churches. All peoples of the earth
Announ­cing Prophet Before Transition to Next Phase John the Baptist W. Miller & S. Snow
First + Second Angel = Midnight Cry
Ellen G. White, Third Angel Third + Fourth Angel = Loud Cry
Collecting Prophet During Transition Jesus Hiram Edson Second Miller, Fourth Angel The Holy Spirit
I set before you an open door... From Autumn 27 A.D.
Jesus’ Ministry (70th Week)
From October 23, 1844
Sanctuary Doctrine
From 2010
Orion Message
Vessel of Time
Message of the 4th Angel
From 2012
Sealing for the Time of Plages or the Special Resurrection
Remaining After the Transition 12 Apostles 12 Advent Pioneers 12 Leaders of the 144,000 The 144,000 (Phila­del­phia)
The Martyrs (Smyrna)
The Great Multitude
Closing Door For the Jews
(Entrance to the Holy Place)
For Christendom
(Entrance to the Most Holy Place)
For the Adventist Church
(Entrance to the Orion Nebula)
For Humanity
(Entrance to the Kingdom of God)
Beginning of Closing May 25, 31 A.D.
Crucifixion of Jesus
October 22, 1844
The Great Dis­appoint­ment
October 27, 2012
Observation of the Creation Sabbath according to Papal Decree
From the Sunday Laws
End of Closing 34 A.D.
Rejection of the Gospel of Jesus by Stoning of Stephen
Autumn 1846
Rejection of the Sabbath Truth of the SDA Church by Rejection of the Sanctuary Doctrine
November 30, 2014
Rejection of the Orion Message of “Phila­del­phia” by Uniting with the World Religions
October 18, 2015
Rejection of God’s Loud Cry Message by taking the Mark of the Beast
(Death Decree for Sabbath Keepers?)
Symbol of Revelation 12Moon
Feature The Moon only reflects the light of the sun
Meaning Jesus was fore­sha­dowed in the Jewish services
Time Period c. 1500 B.C. - 34 A.D.
People of God Jewry
Target Audience The surrounding nations
Announ­cing Prophet Before Transition to Next Phase John the Baptist
Collecting Prophet During Transition Jesus
I set before you an open door... From Autumn 27 A.D.
Jesus’ Ministry (70th Week)
Remaining After the Transition 12 Apostles
Closing Door For the Jews
(Entrance to the Holy Place)
Beginning of Closing May 25, 31 A.D.
Crucifixion of Jesus
End of Closing 34 A.D.
Rejection of the Gospel of Jesus by Stoning of Stephen
Symbol of Revelation 12Woman with Sun
Feature The Sun produces its own light
Meaning Jesus is the Sun of Righ­teous­ness
Time Period 34 A.D. - 1844
People of God Christendom
Target Audience The heathen
Announ­cing Prophet Before Transition to Next Phase W. Miller & S. Snow
First + Second Angel = Midnight Cry
Collecting Prophet During Transition Hiram Edson
I set before you an open door... From October 23, 1844
Sanctuary Doctrine
Remaining After the Transition 12 Advent Pioneers
Closing Door For Christendom
(Entrance to the Most Holy Place)
Beginning of Closing October 22, 1844
The Great Dis­appoint­ment
End of Closing Autumn 1846
Rejection of the Sabbath Truth of the SDA Church by Rejection of the Sanctuary Doctrine
Symbol of Revelation 12Crown
Feature Crown of Jesus when handing over the Kingdom
Meaning Jesus the King and High Priest after the order of Melchizedek
Time Period 1844 - 2012
People of God Adventism (Judgment of the Dead)
Target Audience The Protestant churches.
Announ­cing Prophet Before Transition to Next Phase Ellen G. White, Third Angel
Collecting Prophet During Transition Second Miller, Fourth Angel
I set before you an open door... From 2010
Orion Message
Vessel of Time
Message of the 4th Angel
Remaining After the Transition 12 Leaders of the 144,000
Closing Door For the Adventist Church
(Entrance to the Orion Nebula)
Beginning of Closing October 27, 2012
Observation of the Creation Sabbath according to Papal Decree
End of Closing November 30, 2014
Rejection of the Orion Message of “Phila­del­phia” by Uniting with the World Religions
Symbol of Revelation 1212 Stars of the Crown
Feature The stars of the teachers of Daniel 12:3
Meaning 12 leaders of the 144,000 solved the mystery of the 7 stars of Rev. 1
Time Period 2012 - 2015
People of God The 144,000 (Judgment of the Living)
Target Audience All peoples of the earth
Announ­cing Prophet Before Transition to Next Phase Third + Fourth Angel = Loud Cry
Collecting Prophet During Transition The Holy Spirit
I set before you an open door... From 2012
Sealing for the Time of Plages or the Special Resurrection
Remaining After the Transition The 144,000 (Phila­del­phia)
The Martyrs (Smyrna)
The Great Multitude
Closing Door For Humanity
(Entrance to the Kingdom of God)
Beginning of Closing From the Sunday Laws
End of Closing October 18, 2015
Rejection of God’s Loud Cry Message by taking the Mark of the Beast
(Death Decree for Sabbath Keepers?)

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